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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Team AKA - Fights from some of the biggest stars who train at San Jose's American Kickboxing Academy. Featuring Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson and Luke Rockhold.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Lawler vs. Brown - Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown battle it out with a title shot on the line.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 10: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Do or Die - It's do or die for Dan and the American Top Team as they find themselves at a critical turning point in the competition; with the end in sight, Glenn and the Blackzilians make their plan to crush their competition, once and for all.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Yoel Romero vs. Lyoto Machida. From Hollywood, Fla.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 10: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Do or Die - It's do or die for Dan and the American Top Team as they find themselves at a critical turning point in the competition; with the end in sight, Glenn and the Blackzilians make their plan to crush their competition, once and for all.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lawler On the Brink

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 167: MacDonald vs. Lawler - Two years before they were scheduled to clash for the welterweight championship, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler met in a Las Vegas showdown.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 156

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Lawler vs. Brown - Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown battle it out with a title shot on the line.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Team AKA - Fights from some of the biggest stars who train at San Jose's American Kickboxing Academy. Featuring Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson and Luke Rockhold.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    WEC's Final Event - Take a look back at WEC 53 for two memorable lightweight fights: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Lawler vs. Brown - Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown battle it out with a title shot on the line.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Romero – Prelims - Levan Makashvili vs. Hacran Dias; Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya; Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior; Steve Bosse vs Thiago Santos. From Hollywood, Fla.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    WEC's Final Event - Take a look back at WEC 53 for two memorable lightweight fights: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III - A new look at the final chapter of this trilogy. Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos clash for the UFC Heavyweight belt at UFC 166.

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  • In-the-Works Sitcom ‘On the Ropes’ to Feature UFC Fighters By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Miesha Tate is one of many UFC talents on board for a fledgling sitcom. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    A fledgling sitcom marketing itself as “’It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ meets the boxing world” has signed a host of recognizable UFC talents to appear on its inaugural season.

    The show, which is entitled “On the Ropes,” is set in a boxing gym in Phoenix. The production team is led by “The Ultimate Fighter 9” contestant Santino Defranco, a veteran of 17 professional bouts. Fighters who are expected to make appearances include T.J. Dillashaw, Benson Henderson, Miesha Tate, Matt Mitrione, Efrain Escudero, Felice Herrig, Clay Guida and Jason Chambers.

    According to a release, “The show is an edgy comedy that explores the absurdity of fighters, and how they react to everyday situations. The super awesome part of it all is that each episode will be written specifically with an intended featured MMA star in mind, allowing the writers to maximize each fighter’s personality and bring that to screen while pushing as many boundaries as possible.”

    “On the Ropes” is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the project. Depending on the amount donated, contributors will receive rewards ranging from “a .GIF of the cast member of your choice receiving a punch to the face” to jerseys signed by the cast of Seasons 8 and 9 of “TUF.” A full list of rewards, clips of the pilot episode and further information can be viewed on the Kickstarter campaign page.

    Follow the jump for reader comments

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Bika vs Dirrel II

    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Golden Boy Live: Julian Ramirez vs. Raul Hidalgo From Los Angeles, Calif.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2; Dos Santos vs. Hunt - Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez prepares to defend his belt against Antonio Silva while former champion Junior dos Santos looks to make a case for another title shot against fellow heavy hitter Mark Hunt.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort - It's a story of friends turned foes as Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against former teammate Vitor Belfort; examining the bad blood between the two, then their championship showdown from UFC 126.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson - Lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson at UFC 144; featherweight face-off between Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway at UFC 143; UFC 142's battle between Vitor Belfort and Anthony Johnson.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas From Fairfax, Va.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    T.J. Dillashaw: Fearless - The emergence of T.J. Dillashaw as a top-ranked fighter.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Aldo vs. Mendes - The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes, Matt Hughes vs Josh Koscheck, Nam Phan vs Jim Hettes, and Urijah Faber vs Brian Bowles.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Lawler vs. Brown - Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown battle it out with a title shot on the line.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas From Fairfax, Va.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1:Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas From Fairfax, Va.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Best Knockouts of 2014 - The best finishes of 2014; featuring Mark Hunt, Donald Cerrone, Alistair Overeem, Dan Henderson and more.

    8:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Bas Rutten - Pancrase and UFC champion Bas Rutten discusses his fights, Hollywood and 'El Guapo'.

    10:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Campilo vs Cloud

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 41 - Veteran Anthony Njorkuani fights Jonny Carson; Ricardo Ramos meets Justin Rader; live from Tulsa, Okla.

    10:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Glory Kickboxing: Dubai
    Dubai hosts two world title fights. Lightweight Andy Ristie challenges champion Robin van Roosmalen and Gabriel Varga meets Mosab Amrani for the featherweight crown.

    11:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Bika vs Periban

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 380 - Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice break down UFC Fight Night Bellator 136 and WSOF 20; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello cover Legacy 41; guest Luke Rockhold.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Women - When the UFC introduced the women's bantamweight division its new athletes brought an unprecedented level of charisma and skill to the sport.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    WEC's Final Event - Take a look back at WEC 53 for two memorable lightweight fights: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones aims to defend his title for a record-breaking seventh time against Brazilian heavy-hitter Glover Teixeira. Go inside the training camps of both men, then re-visit the Octagon's Baltimore debut.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Women - When the UFC introduced the women's bantamweight division its new athletes brought an unprecedented level of charisma and skill to the sport.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    A Champion Will Be Crowned: Esparza vs. Namajunas - The Ultimate Fighter Finale main event in Las Vegas. The UFC's first strawweight champion will be crowned, plus featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira will square off.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Moraga - The UFC's first-ever flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, readies for a hometown title defense, while super-tough John Moraga trains to pull off the upset of a lifetime.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    On the Brink: Rousey vs. Zingano

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents Breaking Ground: Ronda Rousey
    The rise of the first female champion in UFC history.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones aims to defend his title for a record-breaking seventh time against Brazilian heavy-hitter Glover Teixeira. Go inside the training camps of both men, then re-visit the Octagon's Baltimore debut.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Women - When the UFC introduced the women's bantamweight division its new athletes brought an unprecedented level of charisma and skill to the sport.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Beastmaster - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Menominee Casino.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    A Champion Will Be Crowned: Esparza vs. Namajunas - The Ultimate Fighter Finale main event in Las Vegas. The UFC's first strawweight champion will be crowned, plus featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira will square off.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Beastmaster - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Menominee Casino.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 27 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Anthony Pettis - Step inside the octagon as Pettis relives his three exciting first round finishes, including his thrilling submission of Benson Henderson to capture the Lightweight title.

    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II - The first fight was a classic. The buildup to the rematch was intense. See how both men trained and the eventual outcome.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis - World lightweight champion Benson Henderson defends his title against the last man to defeat him, Anthony Pettis.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - Lightweight champion Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis takes on Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos. Women's strawweight champ Carla Esparza defends her title for the first time against Polish striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk. And Johny Hendricks meets Matt Brown.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Hendricks vs. Lawler - An enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you've never seen it before.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cejudo/Pettis/Esparza/Velasquez - Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo's; Milwaukee Lightweight champion Anthony 'Showtime Pettis; inaugural UFC Women's Strawweight champ Carla Esparza; Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez watches his teammate Daniel Cormier collide with Jon Jones.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis - World lightweight champion Benson Henderson defends his title against the last man to defeat him, Anthony Pettis.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos

    7:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Alistair Overeem - Michael Schiavello and Alistair Overeem discuss steroid allegations and an appetite for horse meat.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Boxing
    Premier Boxing Champions - Andre Berto (29-3, 22 KOs) takes on Josesito Lopez (33-6, 19 KOs). Also: Roberto Garcia (36-3, 23 KOs) vs. Shawn Porter (24-1, 15 KOs). From Ontario, Calif.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Ces MMA XXVIII - Veterans Rick Hawn and Derek Loffer face off; Luis Felix fights Richard Patishnock; live from Lincon, R.I.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis takes on Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos. Women's strawweight champ Carla Esparza defends her title for the first time against Polish striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk. And Johny Hendricks meets Matt Brown.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos

    11:30 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 377 - Bas Rutten, Ron Kruck and Kenny Rice breakdown UFC 185; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello discuss CES MMA 28; plus UFC lightweight Ross Pearson.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cejudo/Pettis/Esparza/Velasquez - Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo's; Milwaukee Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis; inaugural UFC Women's Strawweight champ Carla Esparza; Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez watches his teammate Daniel Cormier collide with Jon Jones.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rising Stars - See the wild finishes that put up-and-coming fighters on the fast-track to becoming big stars. With Conor McGregor, Cat Zingano, Myles Jury, and more.

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Duke City - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Albuquerque, N.M.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman - UFC 162 made history in July of 2013 when longtime champion and future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva first took on undefeated Chris Weidman.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Rousey vs. Tate - Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Silva vs. Weidman I.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 184: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama

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  • Sarah Kaufman Smashes Cupcake, Calls Out Miesha Tate By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Don't be scared, Cupcake. @mieshatate @ufc @seanshelby

    A video posted by Sarah Kaufman (@sarahkaufmanmma) on Feb 4, 2015 at 10:53pm PST



    Sarah Kaufman is itching for a fight, and the former Strikeforce bantamweight champion is willing to resort to punishing pastries in order to get her message across.

    Kaufman’s current target is Miesha Tate, who is coming off a hard-fought triumph over Sara McMann at UFC 183. If bonus points are awarded for Instagram creativity, then the Canadian fighter is bound to get her wish.

    With Tate’s walkout theme, “Roar” by Katy Perry,” playing in the background, Kaufman smashes a cupcake, which also happens to be Tate’s moniker, with her fist and then calls out her opponent of choice in Diaz-esque fashion.

    “Don’t be scared, ‘Cupcake,’” Kaufman says.

    Exactly when such a matchup could take place is currently unclear. Tate suffered a fractured orbital at UFC 183 and might be out for as long as six months. Kaufman, meanwhile, hasn’t competed since April, when she earned a unanimous decision victory over Leslie Smith at UFC Fight Night “Bisping vs. Kennedy.”

    Follow the jump for reader comments

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz – B.J. Penn welcomed Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz back into the octagon. Go to training camps and the fight.

    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 148: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II - The first fight was a classic. The buildup to the rematch was intense. See how both men trained and the eventual outcome.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz – Prelims - Sara McMann vs. Miesha Tate; Derek Brunson vs. Ed Herman; John Lineker vs. Ian McCall; Tom Watson vs. Rafael Natal. From Las Vegas.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson – Prelims - Konstantin Erokhin vs. Viktor Pesta; Anthony Christodoulou vs. Mairbek Taisumov; Stanislav Nedkov vs. Nikita Krylov; Makwan Amirkhani vs. Andy Ogle; Sultan Aliev vs. Kenny Robertson; Albert Tumenov vs. Nico Musoke. From Stockholm, Sweden.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    T.J. Dillashaw: Fearless The emergence of T.J. Dillashaw as a top-ranked fighter.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz, Prelims
    From Las Vegas, Nevada.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Diaz; Melendez; Dos Anjos; Rousey - Joe Rogan ranks the most memorable moments from Nick Diaz's career; Gilbert Melendez gives insight into life inside MMA's most guarded team, the Skrap Pack; Rafael dos Anjos prepares for his bout at UFC 185; Ronda Rousey reveals her warrior code.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate discusses the fierceness of women fighters.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz – B.J. Penn welcomed Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz back into the octagon. Go to training camps and the fight.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II - The first fight was a classic. The buildup to the rematch was intense. See how both men trained and the eventual outcome.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Knockouts - Kenda Perez presents head kicks and flying-fist finishes with Anthony Pettis, Jamie Varnier, Mike Brown and more.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rebellion - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Lake of the Torches, Lac Du Flambeau, Wis.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson – Prelims - Konstantin Erokhin vs. Viktor Pesta; Anthony Christodoulou vs. Mairbek Taisumov; Stanislav Nedkov vs. Nikita Krylov; Makwan Amirkhani vs. Andy Ogle; Sultan Aliev vs. Kenny Robertson; Albert Tumenov vs. Nico Musoke. From Stockholm, Sweden.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight NightUFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson
    Alexander Gustafsson will risk his No. 1 light heavyweight position when he takes on Anthony Johnson at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rebellion - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Lake of the Torches, Lac Du Flambeau, Wis.

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